Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto has said operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, were overpowered by the mob that killed Deborah Samuel.
Deborah, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto was murdered by angry Muslim youths on allegation of blasphemy.
Her remains were also burnt by the youths who made a video of the process and uploaded it on social media.
Speaking about the incident when he visited Delta State on Friday over his presidential ambition, Tambuwal said the DSS officer who tried to save Debrah is still in the hospital as a result of a broken head inflicted by the mob.
“Contrary possibly to what you’re thinking, the security agencies, particularly the DSS, were able to get to the school on time and were actually able to get Deborah rescued from the mob initially,” Tambuwal told reporters.
“As they were mobilising forces from the military barracks, the police command, the mob was growing. As we speak, one of the DSS agents that attempted to save her life is in the hospital with a broken head and the other one had a broken hand.
“They were actually overpowered. It’s not as if she was left on her own. There was rescue by the DSS and they were around where she was locked into a room because they tried to really save her, but unfortunately they were overpowered.”